iThera Medical leads €1.9m research project to advance optoacoustic imaging technology towards AI-supported quantitative medical diagnosis

13.09.2021 I iThera Medical GmbH I Press release

Medical device company iThera Medical announces the kickoff of the Bavarian state-funded technology innovation project DeepOPUS. The project aims to augment the company’s proprietary optoacoustic imaging technology using AI technology, developing it into a quantitative diagnostic method for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and beyond.

Multispectral optoacoustic tomography (MSOT) is an innovative, non-invasive diagnostic imaging method that provides information about tissue status based on the detection of disease biomarkers. The fundamental technology has already demonstrated its clinical value through numerous clinical pilot trials in a variety of disease areas – including in IBD, where MSOT may offer an effective alternative to the highly invasive gold standard procedure of colonoscopy to monitor disease status.